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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Zoning Board of Appeals Agenda and Decisions of February 8th, 2017

Here we are, more abuse of this town:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held by the Board of Appeals of the Village of Scarsdale in Rutherford Hall in Village Hall, 1001 Post Road, Scarsdale NY 10583, on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. at which time and place the Board of Appeals will consider the following:
  1. The application of Dove’s Nest IV, LLC for a variance from Chapter 310-47(C) of the Village Code, a Special Use Permit, pursuant to Chapter 310-88 of the Village Code, to construct a swimming pool within the front yard and a variance from Chapter 158-6 of the Village Code to construct stone walls which would exceed the maximum permitted height at 5 Sherbrooke Road, identified on the Village tax map as Sec. 13, Blk. 3, Lot 3.
  2. The application of Jennifer and Mark Brooks for a Special Use Permit, pursuant to Chapter 310-88 of the Village Code, to construct a swimming pool at 43 Harvest Drive, identified on the Village tax map as Sec. 22, Blk. 19, Lot 29.
Copies of the above applications are on file in the Coordinating Office at Village Hall and may be viewed by interested parties at any time during usual business hours. To receive meeting agendas by e-mail, visit www.scarsdale.com and click on Notify Meto subscribe.
By Order of the Board of Appeals, Scarsdale, New York, dated January 24, 2016. Elizabeth Marrinan, AICP, Village Planner 

and the decisions:


When we had first moved here and our son was still young, he wanted to have a swimming pool in our back yard. We certainly have the space and did not lack the funds either. However, we were also seeing bunnies running around in the yard. I could only imagine their distress had we embarked on our selfish desire. I told our son: " Roufus ( the name we gave him (it ), since we could not distinguish among the few we were seeing ) would not be happy about this. We would be disturbing him and maybe evicting him as well". Well, that was the end of that conversation.

Each spring and sometimes even in winter we see the bunnies running around and I only wish my neighbors are as sensitive. Very lucky so far. One neighbor who moved recently even took down the fence, when I told him bunnies may be nesting just in that area. How nice !

This week's Scarsdale Inquirer dated Friday 10, 2017 has an interview with Trustee Callaghan. I liked him for standing out against the expansion in the library and  the fire house renovation plans. But here, he is just WRONG.

He is quoted as saying the following, which he reiterated to me as well during our phone conversation not too long ago:

     "People are coming to Scarsdale to create their dream home, and I want to be able to help them with that dream"...

I guess he also thinks he is Santa Claus. But unlike Santa and his infinite capabilities, Scarsdale is finite, Trustee Callaghan. Nor can you give something that is not yours. Scarsdale belongs to the 17,000 residents who live here.

   You cannot disburse Scarsdale as though it were your own private property. If you had any conscience or inkling of your behavior and an awareness of what you were doing, you would certainly not do it. There are consequences to granting everyone his/her dream home. We get floods, we run out of green space. Scarsdale looses its character, the reason people moved here in the first place. A glutton cannot eat chocolate all the time, every day. He will hasten his own demise.

You want to be magnanimous and generous, but in this case you are shortsighted and dangerous to the community. The trust placed in you is certainly misplaced.

This proves once more how volunteers are unfit to serve. As I stated here:
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Last update Sunday, February 12 1:55 p.m. EST.
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